American Supernatural Tales (Penguin Classics) by S. T. Joshi

By S. T. Joshi

The final word number of bizarre and scary American fiction.

As Stephen King will attest, the recognition of the occult in American literature has basically grown because the days of Edgar Allan Poe. American Supernatural stories celebrates the richness of this practice with chilling contributions from a few of the nation's brightest literary lighting fixtures, together with Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and-of direction- Stephen King. through turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, it is a frighteningly stable addition to Penguin Classics.

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Still of value for its wide coverage (especially of weird films and music) and its entertainingly idiosyncratic articles by leading writers in the field is The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, edited by Jack Sullivan (Viking Penguin, 1986). Frank N. ) features essays on many works of supernatural fiction by various hands. E. F. ). Also pertinent is Gothic Writers, edited by Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank (Greenwood Press, 2002). History and Criticism.

Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp, and Jane Whittington Griffin, Dark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. , The Barbaric Triumph: A Critical Anthology on the Writings of Robert E. , The Dark Barbarian: The Writings of Robert E. Howard (Greenwood Press, 1984) WASHINGTON IRVING John Clendenning, “Irving and the Gothic Tradition,” Bucknell Review 12 (1964): 90-98 Donald A. Ringe, American Gothic: Imagination and Reason in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (University Press of Kentucky, 1982) Edward Wagenknecht, Washington Irving: Moderation Displayed (Oxford University Press, 1962) Stanley T.

So strong was the impression made, that he dreamt of it again and again. It haunted his thoughts by day, his slumbers by night; in fine, he became passionately enamoured of this shadow of a dream. This lasted so long, that it became one of those fixed ideas which haunt the minds of melancholy men, and are at times mistaken for madness. Such was Gottfried Wolfgang, and such his situation at the time I mentioned. He was returning home late one stormy night, through some of the old and gloomy streets of the Marais, the ancient part of Paris.

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